WELCOME TO ONE
Founded by Lynn Grandjean, One Pilates moved to its new location in May 2020. Inspired by the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of her native Australia, the studio is an oasis of calm in the luxury jewellery and watchmakers’ business district of Plan-les-Ouates.
Lynn is one of 11 ‘Second Generation’ Pilates Master trainers in Europe, and brings her down-to-earth style, sense of fun and experienced staff to empower people from all walks of life to move their bodies with greater awareness and freedom.
One Pilates Studio is Geneva’s only licensed provider of Lolita’s Legacy Teacher Training and features the complete range of Gratz and Stott Pilates equipment - Reformers, Towers, Cadillac, Barrels, Chairs, Spine Correctors as well as small props.
Reconnect, Realign and Renew
"Change happens through
movement and movement heals"
Lynn Grandjean is an Australian living in Geneva.
After her second pregnancy, she took her very first Pilates class on a whim, having very little body awareness or natural flexibility. Pilates exercises looked so easy, but were so hard. She was captivated, and never looked back.
Fast forward 15 years and she still trains many Pilates teachers in this lakeside town and brings her fresh spirit to helping students discover better body awareness, balance, and strength while continuing to advance her own knowledge under Kathi Ross-Nash’s Red Thread Advanced Professional Training Program.
Lynn and her team are part of a lineage of instruction that was taught to Lolita San Miguel, who is the only remaining living person to have trained directly with Joseph Pilates.
Caroline trained as a dancer in Lyon, Nice and Geneva. She performed internationally with The Art School Center, was the principal dancer with the Redha Benteifour troupe and assistant choreographer for the Russian singer Agun Kazimova, in Azerbaijan.
Caroline practiced various forms of Pilates throughout her dance career and enjoyed its considerable benefits for her body, mind and contribution to her dancing. She is fully certified and completed her Pilates training through Lolita’s Legacy and uses her experience in movement to complement her teaching.
Héloïse trained as a dancer in Annecy, Lyon and Cannes. She discovered Pilates while training at the Rosella Hightower School of Dance in Cannes and was struck by the profound effects of Pilates on her body awareness and mental equilibrium. She is fully certified and completed her Pilates training through Lolita’s Legacy.
Stretch, strengthen and realign the entire body, reinforce core development and stabilization using the full range of equipment created by Joseph Pilates - Reformer, Tower, Cadillac, Barrel, Chair and small equipment as needed.
One to One or Duos
Individual private sessions adapted to your body, needs and goals or double the fun with a friend or we can also find a match for you upon request a full studio equipment experience, ideal for clients with special considerations
Please CONTACT US for special offers and further discounts on monthly and annual packages.
Small Group Class
Enjoy the small group dynamic with a maximum of four people and improve your alignment, length, strength and posture using a combination of small equipment, Reformer and Tower.
Please CONTACT US for special offers and further discounts on monthly and annual packages.
One Pilates is Geneva’s only Pilates studio that is fully-licensed to provide Pilates teacher training for Lolita’s Legacy Program, the namesake of ‘First Generation’ Master Trainer Lolita San Miguel, who was trained directly by Joseph Pilates.
The teacher training program blends the history of Joseph Pilates’ original method with contemporary developments in exercise science to ensure the highest standards of practice and safety.
Lolita’s Legacy Pilates Teacher Training Program is a fully comprehensive 500-hour program that is internationally recognized and meets the requirements of professional standards as defined by the Pilates Method Alliance for Pilates Teacher Training.
As a graduate of the teacher training program at One Pilates, you would become a third generation Pilates instructor in the lineage of Joseph H. Pilates.
competent and confident teachers
"I had recurring problems with my
back, now they have all disappeared.
Classes are always adapted."
"The perfect place to reconstruct,
"I never thought it possible to
laugh and work out at the same time.
It's always fun coming to you."
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a physical fitness system that aims to improve flexibility, strength and body alignment by focusing on the body-mind connection, breath awareness and the deep abdominal core muscles.
Who was Joseph Pilates?
Joseph Pilates, a German-born, naturalized American, lived from 1883-1967. Interned by the British during WWI, he coached his fellow German inmates in physical fitness and rehabilitation with his method of exercises that he called Contrology.
Contrology, with its emphasis on the importance of the body and mind connection, breath awareness, deep abdominal core postural muscles and body alignment are the basis of the training system that bears his name today.
Who can do Pilates?
Pilates is for anyone who wants a healthier, stronger and more flexible body in order to move with greater freedom, comfort and higher performance in their daily lives. Our instructors are experienced in selecting exercises according to your needs, goals, age and physical condition.
Can I do Pilates after an injury?
Yes absolutely! However, please consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program in the early stages of recovery or pregnancy. Pilates methods are recommended by physiotherapists, midwives, osteopaths and doctors to improve posture, correct imbalances and enhance functional movement. Sessions are covered by many complementary health insurance in Switzerland.
What should I look for in a Pilates instructor?
There is a wide variety in qualifications for Pilates training - ask what equipment your instructor is qualified to teach on, the duration of their training and whether they continue to participate in continuing education. One Pilates teachers have followed a comprehensive program of training that includes an apprenticeship period of 500 hours.
How often should I practice Pilates and can I combine it with my regular workout/sport?
Pilates complements other physical activities. We would recommend alternating your Pilates sessions with rest days and cardiovascular exercise for overall health benefits. Since consistent practice reinforces the mind-body connection and helps to consolidate the principles of Pilates, we recommend doing Pilates 1- 3 times a week.
What can I expect from my first class?
At One Pilates, we recommend new students to begin with a minimum of 3 private lessons. In these initial classes, we will conduct a postural analysis and will introduce you to the principles of the Pilates method - breath, how to move from your centre and stabilizing exercises which will be the foundation for moving forward to the next levels. We will discuss any past or current medical issues or injuries and build a Pilates training program according to your goals.
Although everyone is different, you should feel results from the very first class - such as a feeling of release, increased flexibility, better sleep and/or having more energy.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Please wear socks, and fitted workout attire so the instructor can see your body move. You may wish to bring a water bottle, and hair tie for long hair if necessary. Before class, please wash your hands in the washroom next to the lift and/or use hand sanitizer, which is available at the entrance of the studio.
Is Pilates the same as yoga?
Yoga is an ancient practice that includes physical postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, meditation and often involves the exploration of ethical living and spirituality. Pilates is a modern system of effective whole body conditioning, that aims to realign and connect the body through mindful movements.
Will I lose weight doing Pilates?
The main focus of Pilates is not to burn calories, but to train your body to move from a more balanced, and ultimately stronger place. This change can have a transformational impact on your posture, movement, confidence, and lifestyle.
Machines vs. mat class: what’s the difference?
Most people will reap similar benefits from both methods as both will teach you how to effectively use your powerhouse and build strength in your body’s core, which will translate to benefits in your day-to-day activities or sports. While the exercises are similar on mat and equipment, the workouts are notably different.
Mat exercises use body weight alone. Pilates machines have springs that add resistance and support, so are more effective for those with limited range of movement, injuries, or chronic imbalances for building strength for challenging stabilising muscles, and for increasing joint stability
The studio is applying the following hygiene measures, for the health of all of us
and our loved ones.
Please wash your hands in the toilet located in the corridor.
The studio door will be ajar so you don't have to touch the handle to open the door.
To change into pilates clothes, please do so quickly so that the next client can also use the space, or better yet come already dressed.
The studio respects the physical distance of 1.5m and limits the number of people in the studio to a maximum of 8 (and we will rarely be at this maximum) at the same time.
Careful disinfection before and after lessons of all equipment used.
Of course, and as always, if you feel sick don't come!